Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Saint Serapion of Ephesus – Saint of the Day – July 27

Saint Serapion of Ephesus Biography

Saint Serapion of Ephesus Profile. Born: 3rd century in Turkey, Asia. Worked in Ephesus (in modern Turkey). Died: 250 AD in Ephesus (in modern Turkey). Feast Day is celebrated on July 27.

The Memorial of Saint Serapion of Ephesus – Saint of the Day

Saint Serapion of Ephesus Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 3rd century
Country of Birth Turkey in Asia
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession N/A
Place of Work Ephesus (in modern Turkey)
Date of Death 250 AD
Place of Death Ephesus (in modern Turkey)
Feast Day July 27
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A


Saint Serapion of Ephesus Biography

Saint Serapion of Ephesus, one of a group of seven young men in a cave, hoping to prevent the persecution of Decius in the year 250. Found and arrested, they were instructed by the pro-consul in Ephesus to give up their beliefs. They were rejected and sentenced. According to legend, they were walled in their hidden cave and guarded by the dog Al Rakim. when the cave wall 479 was broken, all are awake!

It is likely that the adolescents were tortured to death in various ways and buried in the cave. The confusion about the resurrection story arose from the phrase "sleeping in the Lord" and was 479 when their relics were discovered.